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Cataracts Stack

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A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye that blocks the passage of light to the retina thus, causing vision problems. This condition may be caused by aging and exposure to sublight however, these changes do not always lead to cataracts. This may also be a result from an eye injury, a result of an eye disease, an effect of certain medications, or as a result of other health problems such as diabetes. Cataracts greatly affect one's vision and could lead you to have a cloudy, fuzzy, or foggy vision, you may get double vision in one eye, you may need frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription, and among others. Keep your lenses clear by limiting the damage that causes cataracts. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

66 Potential Effects from this Stack

Effect OnScaleContributors
Blood Flow2 Vitamin E, Vitamin C
Immunity (aka Immune system)1 Vitamin E
Interleukin 41 Vitamin E
Dysmenorrhea1 Vitamin E
Interferon Gamma1 Vitamin E
Prostate Cancer Risk1 Vitamin E
Sperm Quality1 Vitamin C
Depression1 Vitamin C
Cortisol1 Vitamin E, Vitamin C
Plasma Vitamin C1 Vitamin C
HydrationNeutral Quercetin
Colon cancer riskNeutral Vitamin E
Anaerobic ExerciseNeutral Quercetin
Verbal FluencyNeutral Vitamin E
Sleep QualityNeutral Quercetin
Serum T3Neutral Vitamin E
Serum T4Neutral Vitamin E
Breast Cancer RiskNeutral Vitamin E
Risk of StrokeNeutral Vitamin E
InflammationNeutral Vitamin C, Quercetin
Exercise-Induced Immune SuppressionNeutral Vitamin C
Aerobic ExerciseNeutral Vitamin C
VO2 MaxNeutral Vitamin C
Protection from SmokingNeutral Vitamin C
Bleeding TimeNeutral Vitamin E
Fat MassNeutral Vitamin C
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Dosage Compound Form Frequency Dates Notes
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Low blood levels of vitamin E have been linked to increased risk of forming cataracts. Vitamin E supplements have been reported to protect against cataracts.
500 mg ,,,,,,
500 to 1,000 mg daily. Supplementing with vitamin C, an important nutrient for healthy vision, has been linked with lower risk of developing cataracts.
40 mgVitamin B3 (Niacin) ,,,,,,
40 mg daily with 3 mg daily vitamin B2. Vitamin B3 is needed to protect glutathione, an important antioxidant in the eye.
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The flavonoid quercetin may help protect against cataracts by blocking sorbitol accumulation in the eye.
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Bilberry is high in flavonoids called anthocyanosides, which may protect both the lens and retina from oxidative damage and reduce the risk of cataracts.
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People who eat fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene have a lower risk of developing cataracts.
3 mgVitamin B2 ,,,,,,
3 mg daily with 40 mg daily vitamin B3. Vitamin B2 is needed to protect glutathione, an important antioxidant in the eye. Studies show, supplementing with vitamin B2 prevented cataracts in people who were deficient.
15 mg ,,,,,,
15 mg three times per week. People with high intakes of the carotenoid lutein have been reported to be at a low risk for cataracts.

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Potential Interactions
Since flavonoids help protect and enhance vitamin C, quercetin is often taken with vitamin C.
Refrences
  • Clemetson CA, Andersen L. Plant polyphenols as antioxidants for ascorbic acid. Ann N Y Acad Sci 1966;136:341-76.
  • Chen LH. An increase in vitamin E requirement induced by high supplementation of vitamin C in rats. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1981 Jun;34(6):1036-41
Studies in animals and humans suggest that supplementation with large amounts of either vitamin C or vitamin E increases the requirement for the other nutrient.
Refrences
  • Chen LH. An increase in vitamin E requirement induced by high supplementation of vitamin C in rats. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1981 Jun;34(6):1036-41
  • Brown KM,Morrice PC,Duthie GG. Erythrocyte vitamin E and plasma ascorbate concentrations in relation to erythrocyte peroxidation in smokers and nonsmokers: dose response to vitamin E supplementation. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1997 Feb;65(2):496-502

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